Brand shows off several fresh laptops and tablets

IFA 2014: Acer announces Switch 11 two-in-one

Acer held its pre-IFA press conference today where it announced several new laptops, tablets and smartphones, including the Switch 11 two-in-one hybrid notebook.

The Switch 11 (pictured) can switch between four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing. It features 11.6-inch IPS displays, durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3, an anti-fingerprint coating and a responsive Chiclet keyboard.

The latest Aspire Switch 10 meanwhile features a 10.1-inch Full HD display.

Both Switch product lines provide IPS and Zero Air Gap technology for sharper image and wide angle viewing, as well as a magnetic detachable hinge that permits smooth switching between modes and latch-free keyboard docking.

The Acer Aspire Switch 11 series will be available in October 2014 with prices starting at £299.99. The Switch 10 Full HD will be available in late October priced from £299.99 while the 1280 x 800 version of the Switch 10 is available now at £279.99.

Acer also announced two new convertible laptop lines, the R13 and the R14, which can transition between various notebook and tablet style modes of operation.

The Aspire R 13 Series include numerous high-end features, including FHD and WQHD displays, Gorilla Glass 3, Solid State Drives and support for an optional Acer Active Pen, while the Aspire R 14 incorporates a 360 degree dual-torque hinge design that allows transformation into four different modes.

The R 14 Series features a range of Intel processors, up to 12GB of memory and integrated or NVidia GeForce 820M graphics. Both will be available in October – the R 13 starting at £699 and the R 14 starting at £429.

Additionally, Acer has expanded the E-Series and V-Series range of laptops, including the new V13 notebook.

The Acer Aspire E- Series and the Acer Aspire V13 will be available in September 2014. The Aspire E- Series will be priced starting at £179, while the Aspire V13’s is starting at £399. 

On the tablet front, Acer has announced three new additions to the Iconia range. The Iconia Tab 8W is a Windows 8.1 tablet for work and play and is complemented by the Iconia Tab 10, which has a ten-inch Full HD display ideal for entertainment, and there is also the eight-inch Iconia One 8.

In the UK, the Iconia Tab 8 W will be available from November 2014 at a starting price of £119.99; the Iconia Tab 10 will be available from October 2014 at a starting price of £139.99; the Iconia One 8 will be available in late October 2014 at a starting price of £119.99.

Finally, in the smartphone space, Acer announced the Liquid Z500 ideal for listening to music, streaming movies and taking photos. It will be available in the UK in September, with pricing to be announced soon. 

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